Professor Yoshinori Hiroi’s Comments Were Featured in a Special Issue on Japan of the International Economic Journal ‘The Economist’ (December 11th, 2021 Issue)
Professor Yoshinori Hiroi’s comments were featured in a special issue on Japan of the international economic journal ‘The Economist’ (December 11th, 2021 issue). Its title is “Special Report: Japan: On the Front Line.” About 10 years have passed since the last special issue on Japan in 2010, when the term “Japan Syndrome” was first proposed, and this issue discusses the current situation and challenges facing Japan from various angles.
The end of the opening section, “The New Era,” states that Japan is currently experiencing rapid population decline and aging, and while there is a deep-rooted view that Japan will not change, there is a movement among the younger generation toward new connections and social contributions. In this part of the article, Prof. Hiroi’s comments are introduced, saying that the new generation that follows the Showa generation has different values from those of the past, and that “the young don’t know the period of high growth – there is a huge generation gap [in awareness between them].”
Japan | Dec 11th 2021 | The Economist